Bengals vs. Chiefs Week 11 Odds
KANSAS CITY, MO (The Spread) – The Bengals may have kept their playoff hopes alive for at least one more week when they beat the Giants last Sunday. Cincinnati will now travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs at 1:00PM ET on Sunday.
CINCINNATI: The Bengals snapped a four-game losing streak with a surprising 31-13 win over the Giants as a 3.5-point home underdog. It was the first time Cincinnati covered the spread since a September 30th victory over Jacksonville as a 1-point road underdog. The Bengals are now 4-5 on the season and 3-5-1 against the spread. Their playoff hopes are fading fast with Baltimore (7-2) and Pittsburgh (6-3) currently sitting in front of them in the AFC North. Dynamic second-year receiver A.J. Green has a team-high nine touchdowns and 820 receiving yards, while Andy Dalton is coming off a four-touchdown performance last Sunday.
KANSAS CITY: With their 16-13 loss to the Steelers on Monday Night Football, the Chiefs have now lost six in a row and eight of their first nine games to start the 2012 season. Their last and only victory came in a 27-24 win in overtime versus the Saints in Week 3. They’re also 3-6 against the spread, although they did cover the number on Monday night as a 12.5-point road underdog in Pittsburgh. Jamaal Charles leads the team with 734 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while Justin Houston has a team-high seven sacks. The over is 5-4 in Kansas City’s first nine games.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Bengals as 3.5-point favorites versus the Chiefs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 43.5 points. Cincinnati is 4-5 overall and 2-2 on the road, while Kansas City is 1-7 overall and 0-4 at home.
TRENDS: The Bengals are 1-4-2 against the spread versus a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, and 1-11-2 ATS in their last 14 games versus the AFC. The Chiefs are also 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-6 ATS versus a team with a losing record.